any of the rows of seats occupied by the backbenchers.
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Compare front bench.
Origin of back bench
First recorded in 1870–75
Words nearby back bench
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Example sentences from the Web for back bench
Why is a general so lionized hanging up his uniform for a back-bench position?
But the Virginia congressman has the most to gain from a back-bench revolt.